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    Annapolis Boat Show meet?

    Linda and I really enjoyed meeting everyone and being able to put faces to names and A.K.A'S. We really should plan a raft up / rendezvous for next year. A special shout out to those who made the...
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    Annapolis Boat Show meet?

    Linda and I will be there! I will wear my dark blue Ericson ball cap.
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    Update to week on the bay

    Anchored off Worton beach last night. Heading South toward South River, West River or Herring Bay this morning. Should have current with us and a fair wind. Will be in Solomonís on Wednesday ....
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    Show time

    Linda and I are hoping down, donít know if by car or boat, We an certainly get together. Let me get my dates correct and I will reach back out.
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    A week on the bay

    Update on scheduling. We will depart Worton Creek mid day on Monday the 23rd or early on the 24th and will head to South River, Selby Bay area or up Almshouse Creek. Wednesday the 25th we will head...
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    A week on the bay

    Just putting it out there that Linda and I will be sailing the bay below the bridge beginning on the 23rd. for a week. If anyone would like to get together let me know and we will work something out....
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    new Jersey Question

    I don't live there but am very familiar with the area. What are you looking to find out?
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    Back creek

    Bolo,
    Sorry to have missed you last weekend. I had a pretty lumpy solo sail back to Worton Creek Sunday. 25 knots on the nose. I left in the dark and once past the bridge I put on my harness and...
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    Back Creek, Annapolis

    WONDERFUL DAY OF SAILING. Came down from Worten Creek and dropped hook in Back Creek. Busy place today. I thought I Might see some Ericssonís but not the case today Must not be looking in yer right...
  10. Thread: running hot

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    running hot

    Hello all, Well I have finally resolved my overheating issue.As a condition of sale 5 years ago I had the P.O. replace the entire exhaust system from the Mixing Elbow to the transom. I then brought...
  11. 32-3 sails and compare the 5 Annapolis sail lofts?

    I am looking to replace my main next year as a part of my 1 big project per year upgrade. I will be sailing into the Annapolis sailboat show this fall to get quotes from the sail makers there and to...
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    E38 Quadrant Replacement

    If there is nothing wrong with the quadrant then it should not be an issue. I bought an Edison tiller arm and attached it to the rudder post. You first have to remove the black 3"spacer from the post...
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    Fuel Consumption for E-38 W/5432?

    On my way back from Greenport Long Island to the Chesapeake my average consumption was .67 gal. per hour @ 1800 RPM's over several hundred miles. This has held true for the last 5 years. I calculate...
  14. Thread: running hot

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    Thanks Leslie & Christian, I will check out the...

    Thanks Leslie & Christian,
    I will check out the small elbow when I go down next. I saw Christians photo in previous posts so I checked the fittings last weekend while I was changing out the t-stat...
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    Bob, Thanks for the reply. I do not have an...

    Bob,
    Thanks for the reply. I do not have an exterior screen. I did install a raw water filter and it is clear of debris. The only issue now is to find what the replacement number is for the mixing...
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    running hot

    I have been dealing with heating issues since I acquired The Optimist 2 5 years ago. If I push the rpm's past 1800 - 1050,the temperature climbs up to 200+ in about 10 minutes. I have replaced the t...
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    I don't know how the fireworks are on Almshouse...

    I don't know how the fireworks are on Almshouse as we have not been there for the 4th before. Not going so much for the fireworks as we are for the peaceful setting and sailing time. We both need to...
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    summer near Annapolis

    Linda and I are sailing south past Annapolis area to the South River/ Almshouse Creek and then maybe to Oxford and then back across to Clements Creek on The Optimist II. We will depart Worton Creek...
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    Wax on the deck?

    I second Woody's for non skid deck wax. The most perfect of solutions.
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    E38 Bow Water Tank

    I had a Plastimo flexible bladder type in one of the storage areas under the V berth cushions which began leaking last year. bilge pump kicking on, couldn't figure out why, clean water in the bilge,...
  21. ] Garbage compartment: dimensions, receptacle, bag attachment?

    I found a trash bin which fits perfectly. Look for an "office" trash can instead of a "kitchen" type. As they are made to fit under a desk, the dimensions are slightly smaller in height, width and...
  22. Thread: Mooring swap

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    Mooring swap

    Hello all,
    My wife and I will be bringing our E-38 The Optimist II up to Long Island Sound and the lower New England area so as to be able to take a 2 week cruise of the area. I will first stage the...
  23. OOPS, Just saw Bgary already had this one covered.

    OOPS, Just saw Bgary already had this one covered.
  24. Of all the retro boats in the world they picked an Ericson

    I saw this posted in Sailing Anarchy last week ( see link below). Anyone interested in a brand new retro 37' Ericson straight from the factory with modern upgrades? Of all the old boats in all the...
  25. Cut access hole to stern through stern berth bulkhead ??

    I understand your desire to be able to access the rudder tube and steering without having to go into "the pit" as I call the starboard locker. Just a thought but you may want to measure exactly how...
  26. I see. I misunderstood. I access the HX through...

    I see. I misunderstood. I access the HX through the starboard lazerette and seem to have room enough although it is a bit tight and requires some un-natural positioning. Photo 5 is from the starboard...
  27. Cut access hole to stern through stern berth bulkhead ??

    2642026421264222642326424Here is a view of my access panels in the sft berth area. I thought this was a standard item in our E38's. 1st photo shows bulkhead with panels in, 2nd photo shows them...
  28. Cut access hole to stern through stern berth bulkhead ??

    Christian,
    I have 3 access panels on the port site of the engine/stern area on my 1986 E38. I thought they were factory installed as the fit, finish and edge trim are exactly what you would expect...
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    Portable generator storage

    2635126350 I store my generator on this platform I made for my autopilot installation. I made the platform larger than I needed for the pump and motor specifically for the generator. The ram and pump...
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    Generator storage

    I have been in construction for 42 years now and my experience with knock offs is that they are just that, knock offs, poor imitations. But it does the same thing you might say; and is "just as...
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    Generator storage

    I store Honda under the helmsman seat. I have built a level platform on top of the two longitudinal stringer there for my below decks autopilot. There is enough room there for the generator also. It...
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    Sailing nightmares

    I have sailed many a asphalt road to get to deeper water not to mention the numerous 1' deep creek beds always at hull speed with full sails. Never got a scratch on the boat or damaged the 6'6" keel...
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    cockpit storage

    Mine have the teak finger pulls also. One of them eventually cracked and i replaced it with one found at WM. All of my interior access hatches for storage areas beneath the cushions also have the...
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    How to upload a video

    Christian,
    My question revolves more around the process of getting my video on to a "link". I've not done anything like that before and although I am not computer ignorant, I just have no idea of...
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    How to upload videos

    Hello all.ol have a few short videos detailing my fabrication of a tool I used to remove the cutlass bearing on y E-38. I thought it could be of use to members here because it allowed the removal and...
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    Propeller shaft strut set screw

    What king of metal is being used as a set screw for the shaft strut ? I am drilling and tapping my strut for one and am undetermined as to what type of metal is best for the bronze strut. I have...
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    I have always kept a pair of bolt cutters and...

    I have always kept a pair of bolt cutters and cable cutters on board. The cable cutters are of a bypass design which cleanly cut the many wire strands. My experience with cutting cable with bolt...
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    Cutlass bearing

    I have ordered a thicker series of steel plates and a more robust "push tube". I am going to fabricate the puller this weekend at home. I will try out the new system while adding heat to the strut....
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    Cutless bearing replacement

    I am intending to replace the cutless bearing on My 1986, E38. I had made a pusher/ puller for the bearing so I would not have to drop the rudder. I sanded down the strut to find the set screws and...
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    Shoe me your interior

    25867here are our salon cushions on the Optimist II. The fabric is very durable yet not abrasive. We still have the solid navy blue cushions in the V berth and the aft pilot berth.
  41. Thread: Cutlass bearing

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    Cutlass bearing

    Greg,
    Wow! That's great. I guess I could cut it down to length. The O.D I gave may be a little off (user error). I will check again when I go to the boat next at which time I will remove the old...
  42. Thread: Cutlass bearing

    by Navman
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    Cutlass bearing

    It would appear that I need to replace my Cutlass bearing on my 1986 E-38 as I have noticed some wiggle room where the shaft passes through the strut. I have no idea when the P.O. last replaced the...
  43. Thread: And so it ends

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    And so it ends

    Went for a 3 day sail on Friday after Thanksgiving. I left the house and it was 10 degrees outside. Got to the marina and departed at 11:00 am for Annapolis. I needed to fuel up as I knew I was very...
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    Thanksgiving weekend sail

    I am going down to the boat Friday for the weekend. Am solo at this point in time. Annapolis first on Friday, then Dobbins island on Saturday and home on Sunday. That's the plan anyway. If you are...
  45. Thread: This weekend

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    this weekend

    I am going down to the boat for the weekend, possibly Friday also. Don't know yet if Linda is going. Hope to go South. Annapolis first on Friday, then Dobbins island on Saturday and home on Sunday....
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    And so it begins

    We did go out for a day sail on Sunday. Balmy 42 degrees, very light wind. We did hit 5 knots once. Most of the day ghosting around at 3.5 - 4.3 knots. The water was absolutely mirror smooth. Only...
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    And so it begins

    The beginning of the end? This is a photo of my ride in this morning. Can't wait to go sailing on Sunday on the sunny Chesapeake!! Next sail is scheduled for Friday, Sat & Sun. after Thanksgiving....
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    Fair winds

    Nice short video about Mr. Walker on today's Sailing Anarchy web page.
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    Fuel pump

    The spec looks to be about right. I replaced mine with another Facet pump which I bought at NAPA. Was cheaper than through a chandlery.
  50. Thread: This weekend

    by Navman
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    This weekend

    Linda will be coming down the weekend of the 17th. We hope to get out for an over-nighter. Not many more weekends left. Going over to Dobbins island is about a 4 hour sail if the wind is decent. As...
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